No. 4 Duke pulls away from Army
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday.
Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and a third freshman — RJ Barrett — had 23 while Williamson added six blocked shots and four assists for the Blue Devils (2-0).
Playing five days after routing No. 2 Kentucky in the Champions Classic, they shot 49 percent but couldn’t shake the Black Knights until the final 10 minutes, finally pulling away with an 11-0 run keyed by 3-pointers from Barrett and Reddish.
Matt Wilson scored 15 points and Tommy Funk added 10 for Army (1-1), and Funk hit back-to-back 3s to pull the Black Knights to 67-61 with just over 12 minutes left.
Reddish hit a driving layup, and he and Barrett each hit 3s on consecutive possessions to push the lead into double figures for good. Reddish added another 3 to stretch the lead to 78-61 with just over 9 minutes left, and the Blue Devils eventually went up by 20 on Williamson’s stickback with less than 4 minutes to play.
No. 5 VIRGINIA 76, GEORGE WASHINGTON 57
CHARLOTTESVILLE., Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome scored 20 points each and Virginia rolled over George Washington.
Guy scored 17 in the first half, matching the Colonials’ total, as Virginia (2-0) opened a 42-17 lead at the break. He and Jerome had outscored the Colonials 27-26 when they both got an extended break midway through the second half with Virginia comfortably ahead.
The Colonials (0-3) attempted to make a run in the second half, making six of their first nine shots, including four 3-pointers. They got within 42-25 by scoring the first eight points after halftime, but Virginia scored the next six and the visitors never threatened again.
D.J. Williams had 17 points and Terry Nolan Jr. 13 for George Washington.